About Strengthening Churches

Steve Bradshaw shares information about Evangelism and Church Resources.

Don Cockes shares information about ministries available in Church Strengthening.

Church strengthening is focused on supporting church leadership and strengthening existing churches. 

Our strategy is to help local churches ensure good congregational health and encourage steady growth. Our regional missionaries are deployed throughout the state to assist your church with many ministries and resources, training events, and specialized equipping opportunities.

The New Testament church had everything in common, shared their resources, increased in salvations, grew in their spiritual walk, and scattered in order to carry forth the Gospel. Even though the strategies and process may look different today, the message and the goal are the same - to be a healthy, growing, and a maturing church. Our regional missionaries are deployed throughout the state to assist your church with many ministries and resources, including those you see below.

Pastor & Staff Development
  • Pastor Networks & Fellowships
  • Affinity Networks
  • Pastoral Mentoring
  • Seminary Extensions
  • Seminarian Scholarships
  • Leadership Summit
  • Guest Conferences
  • Ministry to Pastors’ Wives & Families
Churches in Transition
  • Pastor Search Training
  • Transitional Pastors
Church Growth
  • Multiple Services
  • Multi-site
  • Discipleship
  • Sunday School & Small Groups
Church Revitalization
  • Transformational Church
  • Church Consultation
  • Under-the-Wing Ministry
  • Church Re-start
Church Administration
  • Church Ministry Assistants
  • Constitution & By-laws
  • Church Incorporation
  • Church Policies & Practices
  • Business Meetings

Church Finances
  • Church Budget
  • Church Payroll
  • Ministerial Salary
  • Housing Allowance
  • Ministerial Retirement
  • Cooperative Program
  • International & North American Missions Offerings
  • Vision Virginia Missions Offering
Church Leadership Training
  • Church Leadership Conferences
  • Discipleship/Small Groups
  • Deacons
  • Customized Training
Women’s Ministries
  • State and Regional Conferences
  • Women’s Ministry Leadership Retreat
Ministry to Men
  • Ignite Men's Conference
  • Noble Warriors
Next Gen Ministry
  • Virginia Fuge Camp
  • Fusion Mission Camp
  • Youth Evangelism Conference
  • Student Pastor Retreat
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Student Interns
  • Center for Ministry Training at Liberty University

Children and Preschool
  • Leader Networks
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Bible Drill and Youth Speakers’ Tournament
Evangelism & Prayer
  • Evangelism Response Center
  • Lay Renewal/Revival
  • 40 Days of Prayer
  • Block Party & Sports Trailer Ministry


Some of the resources we provide include:

  • Bible Study Lending Library
  • Block Party & Sports Trailers
  • Leadership Training
  • Ministry Internships
  • Ministerial and Church Staff Openings
  • Resources for Pastors, Staff, & Their Families
  • Scholarship Fund for Seminary Students
  • Stewardship Resources
  • Strategic Planning Resources
  • Student Resources
  • Women's Ministry Resources

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